Miss Utah Flub: Miss USA Inequality Answer Mocked Online (Video)

Monday, 17 Jun 2013 11:56 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Miss Utah Marissa Powell's flubbed answer to an interview question about workplace inequality at the Miss USA 2013 pageant Sunday night fueled endless tweets mocking the Utah beauty queen's incoherent response.

Powell, 21, was asked what workplace inequality — wherein women continue to earn less than men despite the fact that women are the primary earners in 40 percent of American families — says about society.

"I think we can relate this back to education and how we are continuing to try to strive to… figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem right now, and I think especially the men are seen as leaders of this and so we need to figure out how to create education better so we can solve this problem," Powell answered.

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Deadspin.com called Powell's response the worst pageant answer since Miss Teen South Carolina's at the Miss Teen USA pageant in 2007. Caitlin Upton became a YouTube sensation after her response to a question about why a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map included some strange explanation about South Africa and "the Iraq."

Twitter users, too, had a field day with Powell's rambling reply.

Despite her cringe-worthy answer, Powell managed to finish third runner up. Miss Connecticut Erin Brady took the crown.

Miss Teen South Carolina Caitlin Upton's infamous question-and-answer:


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